Friday, October 09, 2009

Citing Paul Cameron does make you a homophobe, Matt Barber

Editor's note - I haven't forgotten about the Know Your LGBT History segment. It will run either later tonight or tomorrow morning:

Much has been said and twisted the initial event that placed Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber in the anti-gay limelight.

The religious right are always quick to declare that the column which got Barber fired from AllState was one he wrote on "his own time."

Of course they never tell you that he used AllState equipment to write the piece nor the fact that he identified himself as an employee of AllState, thereby involving the company in his personal pursuits.

But what exactly was the column about?

Our other anti-gay friend, Peter LaBarbera, took the initiative to post "the column" on his webpage in anticipation of Barber giving an address to his Americans for Truth group later this month.

The piece, ‘Intolerance’ Will Not Be Tolerated, is the usual "homosexuality is evil and lgbts are plotting to push their lifestyle down everyone's throat" nonsense that I've come to expect from those pushing the religious right line.

And in that same spirit, it has some choice interesting statements:

There are those who hold to the theory that people who engage in homosexual behavior are “born that way” — that they’re merely acting upon intrinsic characteristics of their own, unique genetic make-up. They desperately cling to, and repeatedly cite various “studies” which seem to support the “born that way” theory. They entirely disregard the fact that to date, there has been no credible, empirical evidence to support the theory, nor has the “respectable” scientific community embraced even one study. In fact, the vast majority of studies have been debunked outright, and the associated “scientists” have been exposed as homosexual activists attempting to further an extremist agenda.

In his ridiculously vague style, Barber doesn't even give us one example of the so-called debunking.

Then there is this statement, the piece de resistance:

As a result of the concerted effort by liberals to mask the devastating effects of the gay lifestyle, many people are shocked to learn that the average life expectancy of a homosexual male is only about 45 years old - 30 years younger than that of a heterosexual male.

You recognize that citation? It's from Paul Cameron's "gay life span" study. You know, the same study discredited by so many others including former Reagan official William Bennett.

And we all know Paul Cameron, don't we? The man who said the following:

“If you isolate sexuality as something solely for one’s own personal amusement, and all you want is the most satisfying orgasm you can get—and that is what homosexuality seems to be—then homosexuality seems too powerful to resist. The evidence is that men do a better job on men, and women on women if all you are looking for is an orgasm . . . Marital sex tends toward the boring end. Generally, it doesn’t deliver the kind of sheer sexual pleasure that homosexual sex does.” - Rolling Stone, March, 18, 1999

He is also the man who has been censured and dismissed from organizations such as the American Psychological Assocation, the American Sociological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, etc., etc.

Apparently these scientific bodies don't abide by horrendous research techniques or methodology.

Too bad Barber don't have their scruples. He even had the nerve to channel another Cameron distortion:

The men frequently suffer from other sodomy related injuries, and are far more likely to be murdered (likely by another homosexual) than their heterosexual counterparts; this, due to the typically raucous and oft anonymous nature of the gay lifestyle.

And the irony of it all? This portion of his piece:

But it’s predictable — any time anyone dare expose the aforementioned truths about the homosexual lifestyle, or criticize the homosexual lobby for its radical anti-marriage, anti-family agenda, there’s an enormous backlash. It’s an age-old tactic geared toward silencing one’s critics. It consists primarily of the ad hominem attack — Homophobe! Hate-Monger! Bigot! Gay Basher! Neanderthal!

So according to Barber, it's perfectly alright to cite the discredited studies of a researcher who couldn't be believed even if his blood was replaced with truth serum, but to call truth about these studies is wrong.

How dare those lgbts cry foul and defend themselves against lies! Why that's worse than African-Americans protesting when white racists accused them of wanting to integrate so that black men could have access to white women.

Why that's worse than the Jewish people getting angry at Anti-Semitic slurs.

Matt, a personal note from me to you (I know that from time to time, you google your name to see who mentioned you online), when you cite discredited studies designed to denigrate lgbts, it does make you a homophobe.

If you disagree, I would love to hear your opinion on the matter.

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No scalp for Hannity thus far and other Friday midday news briefs

No scalp for Sean Hannity thus far:

And in other news:

Maine Attorney General "Appalled By Yes On 1 Ads" - More bad news for the anti-gay marriage folks in Maine.

Parental Rights of Non-Legal Parent Upheld by Montana Supreme Court - BOOM!

Obama's Nobel Prize Inspires Conservative Outrage And Confusion - These folks are like Erica from "All My Children." Weren't they happy last week when the U.S. didn't get the Olympics? I thought that Obama's "international appeal" had taken a hit.

Supreme Court Refuses Two LGBT Cases - Apparently we won one. I can't make heads or tails of the other.

A Step in Faith - Here is an interesting story of an evangelical Christian supporting lgbt rights.

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Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize! Millions are defeaned by the noise of exploding heads of birthers, teabaggers, etc.

This is HUGE news:

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his nascent initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and replace unilateral American action with international diplomacy and cooperation.

Nobel observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama woke up to the news a little before 6 a.m. EDT. The White House had no immediate comment on the announcement, which took the administration by surprise.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation but recognized initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," said Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Committee.

It's a huge honor that only underscores the impact of Obama's election as president and his personal charisma.

Whether the award is too soon or not will be up for speculation for weeks. But some on the right aren't waiting that long.

And as expected, the Freepers are freaking out:

Basically won it for not being George Bush

He was in office for two weeks before the deadline closed for nominations and the man had done nothing....The Nobel prize committee did continue their fine tradition of choosing people who are anti Israel and anti we can give them props for consistency......

I hope Zero’s universal healthcare pays to reattach my head after it explodes off my body

Question of the day: FOR WHAT????? Disarming the U.S. and surrendering will always get an American praised by the International Socialist Movements. And unfortunately, the Nobel Committee has been on that list for some time.

And some of the "chilluns" at Breitbart are reeling. The irony of the comments at Breitbart? Right above them, is an ad that allows you to get a free copy of Sarah Palin's book:

I think they need to rename this prize. Thoughts anyone? I submit "The Nobel Complete Jackass of the Year Prize."

OMG! A Nobel peace prize awarded to a megalomaniac and unbridled narcissist who has accomplished nothing other than dismantling American industry, banking, and health care while emboldening Americas enemies including Iran, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, etc. Seems about right for the Nobel committee.

What an ABSOLUTE F*#@ING joke!!! Win the Nobel Peace Prize for destroying the greatest nation on earth.

Congrats on the Clown Prize, Obozo.

Buffoonery....speechless, I'm absolutely speechless....

OMG did I die over night and wake up in hell!!!

Does ACORN have a Chapter in Oslo?

All I can say is, I guess the Nobel Peace Prize means nothing anymore... Gore wins for his BS, and now Obama !!! Remember, Obama was in office for all of 2 wks before the end of the Nobel name submission deadline. Add that to the fact it is 5 politicians from the Norwegian Gvt that picks the winners, and it smell of stinky politics. I guess the world wide Muslim apology tour Obama did and still does sealed it for those on the committee. This is really a worthless award, as Obama has divided our Country more than ever before, made friends & supporters with every dictator & despot in the world, along with alienating our allies to the extent they don't know what kind of support the US has with them any more, and you can kind of see what I'm talking about. Obama has really brought a new low to the office...

Another piece of the AntiChrist puzzle falls into place ( the world will exalt and worship him)……………………Nobel nominations were closed as of the second day of Obama’s presidency, what exactly did he do in those two days to deserve a Nobel.……..Hummmmmmm……By peace, do they mean the streets of Chicago, or giving away our security to the Soviets, or sending in SEIU into town halls to intimidate the old people, or the clusterduck that Obama has created in Afghanistan by choking our troops to death, or maybe it is the fact that he has taken vicious murdering terrorist and giving them more rights than the citizens of this great country complete with Miranda. Think about it, if Al Gore can win a Nobel over Irena Sendlerowa who saved over 2,500 infants and children from the Nazi’s, then the name Nobel Peace Prize has little or nothing to do with peace. Congratulations Mr. President for your Nobel, it is all part of Gods plan, you will find that part in the last book of the Bible.

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